Ridley Scott Still Planning Third ‘Alien’ Prequel — Can Franchise Survive ‘Covenant’ Box Office Bomb?

Ridley Scott Still Planning Third ‘Alien’ Prequel — Can Franchise Survive ‘Covenant’ Box Office Bomb?
Ridley Scott’s “Alien” franchise is not dead yet. A recent report from Variety reflecting on the original “Alien” movie’s 40th anniversary mentions that director Scott is still planning a third “Alien” prequel to follow his last entry, “Alien: Covenant.” Scott is planning to direct the next installment after returning to the “Alien” movie franchise to helm the first prequel, “Prometheus,” followed by “Covenant.” Variety reports the next “Alien” movie continues to be in the script phase.

The news that a third “Alien” prequel remains in development should be a relief to fans, considering the franchise’s fate has been unknown after the abysmal box office gross “Covenant” recorded — not to mention the Disney-Fox merger. Many inside the industry have wondered if Disney would plan to continue the “Alien” movies after dwindling box office returns. Despite earning solid reviews from critics, “Covenant” floundered at the box office
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